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Part 3

Jun 17, 2018

What are the Priorities of The Church?

The Priority of The Church is not to make people more religious
Our Priority should always be to connect people with GOD

PHILIPPIANS 3:7-9a NLT I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my LORD. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him.

A trip to the ER will change your priorities

There are more important subjects to discuss

The ER is practical medicine designed to heal, not educate

JOHN 5:39-40 NIV You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

Study the Bible to get closer to Jesus, not to stroke your pride

Recovery requires Realignment

Three Recovery realities The Church must accept:
1. Recovery doesn’t just happen.. it’s a process that takes time
2. If we focus on the wrong priorities Recovery stops
3. Pride narrows our perspective and we can’t see the bigger picture

LUKE 10:38-42 NLT
As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the LORD's feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, "LORD, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me."

But the LORD said to her, "My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her."

Spiritual Recovery only happens in the context of Life-giving relationships

What do we Value?

Our Priorities determine our Values

1. LOVE GOD
2. LOVE PEOPLE
3. NEVER SETTLE
4. HAVE FUN

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NEVER SETTLE
Don’t settle for just resurrecting.. learn how to live free

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Friendships are gifts from GOD to heal you..
What healing do you bring to your friendships?

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Come see how Jesus wants to equip you to bring healing to your friends

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